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Algiers (1938) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by John Cromwell and produced by Walter Wanger.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorCharles BoyerNominated
Best Supporting ActorGene LockhartNominated
Best Art DirectionAlexander ToluboffNominated
Best CinematographyJames Wong HoweNominated
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1001 Classic Movies: Algiers

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 29, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Algiers, starring Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamarr, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). August's theme coincides with TCM's Summer U... Read full article


The Battle of Algiers (1966)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 5, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Being rather oblivious to the relations between France and Algeria as well as the battle of Algiers, this documentary-style film proved to be an enlightening and thoroughly engaging historical exercise. I certainly can not corroborate all the facts, but the reality is, The Battle of Algiers is one o... Read full article


The Battle of Algiers (1966)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 5, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Being rather oblivious to the relations between France and Algeria as well as the battle of Algiers, this documentary-style film proved to be an enlightening and thoroughly engaging historical exercise. I certainly cannot corroborate all the facts, but the reality is, The Battle of Algiers is one of... Read full article


The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 6, 2015 From The Stop Button

The Battle of Algiers is brilliantly constructed. Director Pontecorvo deceptively frames the film–he also gives most sequences a date and time, which shows the viewer how greater events are progressing, but Pontecovro also gives multiple times in a day, which puts the viewer on edge even thoug... Read full article


Algiers (1938)

By Beatrice on Dec 24, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Algiers Directed by Clarence Brown Written by John Howard Lawson and James M. Cain based on the novel by Henri La Barthe 1938/USA Walter Wanger Productions Repeat viewing; YouTube This remake of Pepe Le Moko does not hold a candle to the original. This film is virtually a shot-for-shot remake of P... Read full article


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Quotes from

Pepe le Moko: You're beautiful. That's easy to say. I know that other people have told you. But what I'm telling you is different, see? For to me you're more than that.


Pepe le Moko: What did you do before?
Gaby: Before what?
Pepe le Moko: Before... the jewels.
Gaby: I wanted them.


Gaby: It's late. I must go.
Pepe le Moko: Suppose you don't come tomorrow?
Gaby: Suppose I don't? Can't you ever get away from the Casbah?
Pepe le Moko: Why do you ask?
Gaby: Can't you?
Pepe le Moko: No. I'm caught here, like a bear in a hole. Dogs barking, hunters all around, no way out of it. Do you like that? Maybe it's lucky for you.
Gaby: I don't like it. And it's not lucky.
Pepe le Moko: You're right. If you don't come back, I might do anything. I might go down to your hotel to get you.
Gaby: Tomorrow, Pepe.
Pepe le Moko: Tomorrow?
Gaby: I never break a promise.


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Facts about

Finnish visa # 022262.
The cast and credits are based on the 98-minute print shown on Turner Classic Movies, but the AFI Catalogue lists slightly different changes which suggest that their print may have been a re-release. In the AFI Catalogue listing, Sigrid Gurie's name is above the title with the rest of the cast list the same. The crew credits are identical, except that James Wong Howe is credited for "photography" instead of "director of photography." The latter terminology was rare in 1938, but not unheard of.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onDecember 14, 1942 with Charles Boyer and Gene Lockhart reprising their film roles.
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